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Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn

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3227 Grim Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your travels take you to San Diego, Carole's is a great place to spend a night or more. You will receive great accommodations, a good home cooked breakfast, and a hostess filled with historical information. The house was built by Frank Frary, a former mayor of San Diego. It has been given status as an historical site. Thank you,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

In San Diego CA, I had the pleasure of staying at Carole’s BnB which is located in the North Park area. I had been on a golfing tour in Florida and wanted to be near a golf facility and I was delighted to see that I was only a driver and four iron (does anyone still carry a four iron?)... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was my sixth stay at Carole's and every stay has been delightful. Carole is a wonderful conversationalist, the breakfasts are tasty and filling, and my room and bed were very comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend Carole's to family and friends and look forward to my next trip to San Diego to stay again myself.

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Arpin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I have stayed many times, always enjoy Michael's breakfasts of many styles, the hospitality and grace of Carole, and the North Park neighborhood. Comfortable and clean, feels like home to us.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We originally selected the B&B because of free parking. North Park is a great location. It's a walkable community with some good restaurants close to the B&B. Carole's is close to Balboa Park. Public transportation to downtown is close by and it's a short drive to downtown. Carole is delightful. She's friendly, helpful and has some interesting stories. We stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at this lovely B&B. Carole is very kind and friendly. She helped to make our stay very relaxing. We stayed in the two bedroom apartment. It has a full size kitchen that allowed us to cook some nice meals. The place was clean, comfortable, and made us feel like we were in a home away... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is free parking and Carole is very sweet. Unfortunately, the Rose room was dirty, the bed was incredibly uncomfortable, no air conditioning, lace curtains in the windows gave little privacy, but the bathroom is the worst part. There is a window in the shower with a lace curtain over it. The window seems to connect to the kitchen. We... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Carole and her son go out of their way to ensure you are comfortable during your stay. We loved the feeling of being home rather than in an hotel. Breakfast was very good, loved the pumpkin pancakes! Will definitely reserve the rose room again on a return trip to San Diego.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Have stayed twice now in Carole's lovely homely B & B in North Park, each time for a week. Love the at home sensation and the effort she and son Mike make to provide you with all the comforts and information you need.Mike's breakfasts are delicious and filling and vary day to day giving one an excellent start to the... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

By husband and I decided to swing by San Diego and spend a day. We could not find a hotel and decided to find a bed and breakfast! What a blessing. We stumbled upon Carole's and we had a great time. The facilities were nice and very clean and the breakfast was tasty. We meet some amazing tourists at breakfast,... More 

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